Sixers Balls: “GM” Doug Please Step Away Or “Coach” Doug Please Step Away?


It was only a matter of time before these types of rumors started. You have to figure everywhere Doug has coached he has not lasted more than 3 years. He coached the Bulls for three years, 2 1/2 years in Detroit, and 2 years in Washington. He is just finishing up his third year for the Sixers. Doug’s gotta little of “Larry Brown” in him. No pun intended.

Bob Ford of the Inquirer reports:

“the 76ers organization privately hopes that coach Doug Collins decides not to return for the 2013-14 season and, regardless of his decision, it does not intend to extend his contract — which has one year remaining.”

So I guess Adam Aaron and Mr. Harris are not as happy with Doug after all. They have always publicly supported Doug but it seems they have grown tired of him.  The question is are they tired of the “Coach” Doug or the “GM” Doug? Or both?

 To me Doug is still a good coach but you can easily question the way he has handled this team/roster this year. At the same time though, this roster was not very good (Captain Obvious).  BUT the roster part falls right on the shoulders of Doug. This was his roster. We all know that Doug basically has the final say and that is why the Sixers likely gave Kwame a player option for next year. Doug falls in love with players.

 Just maybe, Mr.Aaron and Mr. Harris want the “GM” Doug gone. They know and we know that the only way that happens is if the “Coach” Doug goes as well. Changes are a comin.


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